As we get older, it is easy to feel like a burden on our family. With medical conditions that require you to take medication or mobility issues that mean you need help getting around, there are a huge number of ways you can become dependent on your adult children or other relatives.
If you’re feeling this way, it might be time to consider your care options. There are several care options available for seniors, from in-home assistance to call nurses or assisted living communities.
Today we’re talking all about assisted living and why it might be the right choice for you.
Around the clock access to support
According to Brightview Senior Living, one of the most common reasons people choose a senior living community is the access to assistance, support and security. These communities allow you to maintain a level of independence while also giving you peace of mind that you’re safe and help is available.
As you age, you’ll find that what used to be a simple task can become more difficult, whether that’s general mobility, reminders to take your medication or help with cooking and cleaning. And there aren’t always relatives, friends, or children around to help. Assisted living will provide you with the support you need to keep your health and hygiene up to a good standard while focusing on better life things.
Social & enriching activities
Assisted communities usually have an activity coordinator who will schedule in events and activities to improve wellbeing and social skills. Recreational activities are great for keeping you active and maintaining a good level of mental wellbeing. They’re also the perfect way to make friends.
Social isolation can lead to the early onset of serious health conditions such as high blood pressure, obesity, and heart disease.
When you move into the community, you will have access to fresh, locally sourced meals every day. These meals are nutritious, and you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Those that need more support with food choices can benefit from a diet plan, too.
Dining in the communal restaurant will also enjoy helping you build new connections and create your own group of friends to eat and socialize with.
While you might start looking into assisted living while you’re fit and healthy, things can quickly take a turn for the worse, or you might go through a bout of illness that requires a temporarily higher level of support and assistance.
Your designated support team will be able to create a care plan based on your medical records from your specialists and physician. This care plan can be adapted to suit your needs whenever you find something difficult or think you need additional ongoing hair.
The team will also be qualified in identifying the first signs of chronic conditions and other ailments – something that family members can’t. Having access to this level of care isn’t something that is always available with at-home care.
Assisted living communities offer you the chance to keep your independence while also providing peace of mind that support is available if you need it. If this is what you’re looking for, these communities are the perfect choice for you.